Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Nestlé Children's Book Prize

Julia Golding has won the Nestlé Children's Book Prize for The Diamond of Drury Lane.

Here's a quote from the press release: "Ms Golding's atmospheric adventure story captivated the prize's school-age judges and won the gold medal for the best book in the nine to eleven years category. Set in London's theatre-land in the 1790s, The Diamond of Drury Lane tells the story of an orphan who becomes involved in a diamond mystery. "

I really want to read this book, but I don't see a U.S. publication date. Anyone know the publication status for The Diamond of Drury Lane in the States?

Mouse Noses on Toast, by Daren King, illustrated by David Roberts, took the gold for the 6-8 category. That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown, by Cressida Cowell, illustrated by Neal Layton, is tops for the under 5s.